AAC Championship Game Betting Odds & Over/Under: Cincinnati vs. Memphis
Aaron Doster, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Michael Warren II
AAC Championship Odds: Cincinnati vs. Memphis
- Spread: Memphis -10
- Over/Under: 58.5
- Time: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET
- TV: ABC
- Location: Memphis, Tenn.
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For the second straight week, Cincinnati and Memphis will face one another. This time the game will be played in Memphis and it will be for the AAC Championship.
With Memphis’ 10-point win on Saturday, the Tigers earned a spot in the Championship Game as well as home-field advantage in a game that could decide the Group of Five participant in a New Year’s Six bowl game.
The 10-point win perhaps also has played a small role in determining the point spread for this game: Memphis -10.
Our power ratings make this game -7 on a neutral field (which would probably bump up to -10 given the Tigers’ home-field advantage).
Cincinnati’s Statistical Profile
- Power Ranking: 48
- ATS Record: 7-5
- Over/Under Record: 3-9
- Off. Yards Per Play: 5.51 (88th)
- Def. Yards Per Play: 5.20 (32nd)
Unlike Memphis, Cincinnati didn’t need a win on Saturday to clinch a spot in this game. Before losing to the Tigers on Saturday, the Bearcats’ lone loss on the year came against Ohio State back in Week 2. That record was good enough to clinch the AAC East last week.
Memphis’ Statistical Profile
- Power Ranking: 24
- ATS Record: 7-4-1
- Over/Under Record: 8-4
- Off. Yards Per Play: 7.07 (8th)
- Def. Yards Per Play: 5.16 (31st)
Playing in the same division as Navy, Memphis’ path to the AAC Championship wasn’t as smooth, though it’s not as if the betting market wasn’t expecting a Tigers win on Saturday.
They closed as two-touchdown favorites, even on the road, which provides some insight into how much value oddsmakers place on teams in must-win situations.